The 32nd session of the IMO Assembly (A 32), the highest governing body of the IMO, was held remotely from 6 to 15 December 2021. The Assembly elected 40 member states for the Council for the next biennium, added the human element as a new strategic direction for the IMO, and adopted updated port state guidelines and harmonized survey guidelines.
The insightful whitepaper is based on data factoring 866,000 inspections, 26,000 detentions, 22,000 casualty incidents, and 1,000 losses reviewed over a 10-year period, providing a comprehensive picture on the status quo of safety in maritime.
International Ship Engineering Service (ISES) Association Supporting Partner of the The Future of Maritime Solutions Summit
Wisdom is back with its physical events and has proudly announced the Future of Maritime Solutions Summit to be held on 23 – 24 March 2022 at Gdansk, Poland. The event will welcome some of the most important names in the industry to discuss the maritime community’s efforts to achieve a carbon-neutral future. It also features an exclusive site visit to the Port of Gdansk Authority on 22 March 2022.
Buying private equity-backed Inmarsat would transform U.S.-based Viasat into an operator of 19 satellites across Ka, L and S-band spectrum — with another 10 spacecraft set to launch in the next three years for a market that has been shaken up by SpaceX’s Starlink and other incoming megaconstellations.
Unprecedented demand for container ships will not end anytime soon, according to executives of companies that rent vessels to ocean carriers. Their overwhelming confidence is yet another ominous sign for beleaguered cargo shippers — and another signal that inflation could persist.
UK and Danish authorities have published a report, “Application and Usability of ECDIS”, which concludes that a new approach is needed for the Electronic Chart Display and Information System, universally known by its acronym ECDIS.
Garant is a Group of Companies and for more than 30 years their Safety & Firefighting division has been assisting vessel managers and owners to meet all safety requirements on time and around the globe. They service a complete safety portfolio including lifeboats & davits, lifercafts, fire protection systems and personal lifesaving equipment according to SOLAS and IMO requirements.
IMO has chosen to make 2021 a year of action for seafarers, who are facing unprecedented hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite their vital role as key workers for global supply chains.
The World Maritime Theme for 2021, «Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future» seeks to increase the visibility of seafarers by drawing attention to the invaluable role they play now and will continue to play in the future.
Discussions around the role of women in maritime took centre stage at the first webinar organized by IMO Member State delegates working to achieve gender equality in the maritime sector, better known as the IMO Gender Equality Network
Navigating Obstacles Now to Implement Efficient IoT Systems in Next-Gen Newbuild and Retrofitted Fleets
Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and data analysis can help operators to make their fleet connected, more efficient and cheaper to run. In the past decade, as technology has matured, the adoption of IoT capabilities and applications within the maritime and aviation industries has been growing. IoT has the capability to transform these industries, as it allows operators to make their fleet more fuel efficient, incorporate predictive maintenance and guarantee crew and passenger safety and welfare.